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The Phoenix Project by Gene Kim

The Phoenix Project is a fantastic book that is both a professional book aiming to guide teams and “a novel about IT, DevOps, and how to help your business win”. It’s written in a style I love th...

OODA loop: The blueprint of our decision making

If you’re following my articles, you probably have a vague idea of what the OODA loop is. First, I used the term in the review of Jeff Sutherland’s book on Scrum. Sutherland was a fighter pilot a...

const rvalue references

Recently I facilitated a workshop at C++OnSea. It went well, but there was one topic that I couldn’t deliver as well as I wanted. You might have guessed it right, it was about const rvalue referenc...

Stand up for yourself and for your values

As you might know, I’m writing a book, its working title is “The Seniority Trap”. From time to time, I’ll post some parts of it, before it gets released. If you are interested in the updates, pleas...

Patterns of Conflict: Understand blitzkrieg with 4 German words

I shared recently a book review with you. It was about the biography of Colonel John Boyd. In case you haven’t heard about him, he was a fighter pilot, an engineer who changed how aircrafts are des...

The big STL Algorithms tutorial: heap operations

In this next part of the big STL algorithm tutorial, we are going to talk about heap operations: is_heap is_heap_until make_heap push_heap pop_heap sort_heap The first question we ...

Boyd: The Fighter Pilot Who Changed the Art of War by Robert Coram

I found this book in the monthly reading list I receive from Ryan Holiday. I was not sure what the biography of a fighter pilot would offer to me, but the subtitle of the book is The Fighter Pilot ...

How much revenue do you generate?

“… and gentlemen, these results are not just extraordinary because we - in this department - have experienced unprecedented growth in our corporation, but we have also achieved these results wit...

const and smart pointers

What does const have to do with smart pointers? There are two ways to approach this. One way is to simply consider that smart pointers are effectively pointers. As such, either they can be const, ...

Scrum: The Art of Doing Twice the Work in Half the Time by Jeff Sutherland

I recently read Clean Agile by Uncle Bob and probably that’s why my Kindle recommended me to read Scrum: The Art of Doing Twice the Work in Half the Time on Agile by another founder of the Agile Ma...